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Snakes alive!

It's not just snakes anymore at the annual Evans County Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival. Several years ago, the Evans County Wildlife Club expanded the event to include educational displays and demonstrations that showcase other local wildlife as well.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Sam Houston State provost vies for GSU president

Dr. Jaimie L. Hebert, provost of Sam Houston State University, visits Georgia Southern University for three days beginning Wednesday, concluding a series of five candidates who have come to Statesboro over the past two weeks as part of the search for the next GSU president.

March 08, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Fourth GSU presidential contender visits

Dr. Kelli Brown, latest of five applicants invited to visit the Georgia Southern University campus as they vie to be the university's next president, spoke of student debt, but also of sexual assault and a need for faculty diversity, as challenges facing higher education.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Campus carry' bill moves ahead

Georgia lawmakers moved one step closer to allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses, as some other states have done, when the proposal supported by the National Rifle Association won support from a Senate panel Monday.

March 07, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Ryan’s closes

The Ryan's buffet restaurant in Statesboro never opened for business Sunday and remained closed Monday, but there were contradictory signs as to why. After being purchased by another company in August, the chain that owns Ryan's closed more than 70 restaurants last month, but the location on Highway 80 East in Statesboro initially wasn't one of them.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Tankersley seeks fourth term

State Representative Jan Tankersley (R-Brooklet) qualified Monday, seeking re-election for a fourth term to the office of House District 160, which includes a large portion of Bulloch County and North Bryan County.

March 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wagner wants to remain on BOE from District 1

Cheri Wagner, Bulloch County Board of Education member in District 1, says she wants to continue on the board because she believes in the school system's current direction and wants to help the schools continue on the path shown by their strategic plan.

March 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


FMB announces five promotions for 'performance'

Brett Morgan, president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Statesboro, announced the promotion of five long-term bank employees, citing their "long-term performance and dedication to the bank and to the people of Bulloch County we serve."

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New owners honor Nevil Tire's reputation

In 1988, Mack Nevil founded Nevil Tire Service and grew it into one of the largest auto service centers in the area. Five years ago, Mack passed away leaving his staff and family to run the business. The business continued to grow and serve the needs of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

March 07, 2016 | | Local


Casino supporters look to next legislative session

ATLANTA - The battle to bring casino gambling to Georgia hit a major roadblock last week in the House of Representatives, but even those opposed to the idea expect the fight to continue.

March 05, 2016 | By RYAN PHILLIPS Associated Press | Local


Candidates must qualify this week

Although a number of people have announced as candidates for Bulloch County and area offices in the upcoming elections, none are official until this week, when candidate qualifying will open at 9 a.m. Monday and close at noon Friday.

March 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


All-State – three years in a row

Statesboro High School ninth grader and percussionist Robert Lloyd was selected recently for the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band. While an honor and testament to his musical abilities, the All-State opportunity isn't new to Lloyd.

March 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Event raises cash for wounded soldiers

Six men and a boy from the Millen area, joined at times by others, such as military veterans who are students at Georgia Southern University, will take turns running, crossing Georgia in the fourth annual Benning to Gordon Relay.

March 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia College provost next GSU president candidate

Dr. Kelli McCormack Brown, scheduled to visit campus Sunday through Tuesday as the fourth in a series of five contenders to be the next president of 20,500-student Georgia Southern University, is different from the first three candidates in two obvious ways.

March 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Mallard to run for re-election

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard announced Friday he intends to run for re-election.

March 04, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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Probate judge candidates tout qualifications

What would candidates for probate judge debate, anyway? Officially, Tuesday evening's event was a forum, and the five candidates for judge of the Bulloch ...

April 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Superior court judge candidates make pitches

About 250 citizens heard from three candidates seeking the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit superior court judge seat during Tuesday night's candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical ...

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sheriff candidates talk issues at forum

Two of the three candidates seeking election as Bulloch County's next sheriff fielded questions about special units, deputy safety and the importance of educational ...

April 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed

An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge ...

April 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


FBI honors fallen hero

The family of a fallen local hero was gifted Monday with the presentation of an American flag that was flown in his honor over the ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Alzheimer's educational series begins Wednesday at Willow Pond

The Alzheimer's Association's three-part special educational series, "Living with Middle Stage Dementia," begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Willow Pond Senior ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police investigating shots fired at local apartment complex

After repeated reports of gunfire at a local apartment complex, Statesboro police investigators are asking for the public's help in finding out who is ...

April 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Manufacturing key part of Bulloch economy

Every year local and state leaders set aside a week to recognize the impact manufacturing has on the Georgia economy.

April 18, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local


Great Dane, indeed

Four years after opening, Great Dane Trailers' Statesboro plant has surpassed the 500-employee mark. So, when selected as the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year nominee ...

April 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspicious bathroom incident ends in arrest

Two men in one bathroom for more than 30 minutes prompted a local store clerk to call police, and one of the men was arrested ...

April 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Day trippin' to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

While there are plenty of attractions and activities in Bulloch County, one of the great things about living here are that there are many more ...

April 17, 2016 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Campaign signs litter landscape

Signs, signs, everywhere signs –proof that election time is drawing closer and candidates are fighting for attention and votes. While some may be tired of ...

April 17, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


When home sewer failure results in street repairs

When she pays her latest plumbing bill, Azalea Drive resident Sue Smith will have spent more than $4,000 in the past two years to ...

April 16, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Nepal documentary wins Statesboro Film Festival

A documentary about Nepal earthquakes and their aftermath during spring, 2015, took top honors Friday night during the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Festival.

April 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Cody hired as Metter city manager

Mandi Cody will be leaving as planning and development director for the city of Statesboro to start as Metter's city manager May 2.

April 15, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


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